Where can I review the calibration history of a speed measuring camera?

Question: Where can I review the calibration history of a speed measuring camera? Is this information open to the general public? Answer: In terms of the TCSP Guidelines, you have the right to demand to see the calibration certificate of any speed measuring equipment which has been used to acquire a speed reading of your…

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Traffic enforcement within gated estates and communities remains a challenge

Question: Good day. Perhaps you can provide me with some guidance. I stay in a complex and there are numerous vehicles with expired licence discs. These people happily take to our roads with these vehicles and are obviously in contravention of the law. I have taken this up with our body corporate and they are…

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Do I really need to be scared of liability when driving passengers in a lift club?

Question: As a school, we are reliant on parents giving lifts to children that are not their own, but who have given consent for their child to play in a match, to other schools to play matches. Many of our parents refuse to give lifts to children who are not their own, as they feel…

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July New Vehicle sales surprise strongly on the Upside

Demand remains positive; consumers structure finance agreements to manage instalments   1 August 2013: The South African automotive industry recorded excellent new vehicle sales in July, showing an overall 7.5% increase year on year. This growth was significantly boosted by the rental market, which showed growth of 24% compared to July 2012. Passenger cars remained positive, with…

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Castrol Team Toyota aiming for maximum points at Sun City 400

Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy aiming for hat trick Racing Hilux running same mechanical set-up as in Toyota Botswana Desert Race Late start on prologue to benefit team The odds are in favour of the Racing Hilux of Castrol Team Toyota in this weekend’s Sun City 400 offroad race after two successful campaigns at the…

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The 2 Second Rule can save us hours in time spent on car insurance claims!

We have all seen those stickers on the back of vehicles with the wording “If you can read this you are too close!” Every day we find collisions on our roads that are described as “chain collisions” where several vehicles crash into the rears of the vehicles in front of them! Many of these collisions…

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Can visitors use their foreign drivers licenses to drive a motorcycle or scooter in South Africa?

Question: Hello, I am a visitor from the U.S. and I was wondering if my valid US driver’s licence allows me to drive a motorcycle or scooter while I am visiting South Africa? Answer: In response to your question about “Foreign visitor motorbike driving”, here is what our law states:   First let me say…

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